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Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue Za Zhi. 2016 Feb;33(1):5-8. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.1003-9406.2016.01.002.

[Application of fluorescent in situ hybridization in primary diagnosis of aplastic anemia by morphology].

[Article in Chinese]

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Fujian Institute of Hematology, Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Hematology, Fujian Medical University Union Hospital, Fuzhou, Fujian 350001, China.



To investigate the clinical application of fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) for the differential diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and aplastic anemia (AA).


A FISH kit capable of detecting the chromosomal abnormalities related to MDS was used to analyze 94 patients who were suspected to have AA by bone marrow morphology.


Cytogenetic abnormalities were detected in 11 of the 94 patients, which included trisomy 8 (5 cases), 20q- (1 case) and -Y (1 case). There were 4 cases related to MDS, which included 3 cases of 5q-, in which 1 case carry 20q- at the same time, and 7q- (1 case). No significant difference was found between the MDS and AA groups in terms of age, sex or routine blood examination including absolute neutrophil count, hemoglobin content and platelet count.


FISH can detect certain cytogenetic abnormalities related to MDS in patients morphologically diagnosed as AA.

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